>>324005436 Pathetic hardware. Cash in sequels. DLC out the ass. Shady marketing. Poor support. Took too long to gain worth while exclusives aka hostage games. Aged like milk due to shit tech. Milked the consumer until PC was often cheaper.
>>324006646 Adding to this the good games were spread across three devices meaning to have a decent gaming gen you had to buy 3 pieces of shit to play them on. As compare to previous gens where 1 console was loaded with games, 1 with a few really fun hits, and 1 dieing horribly in obscurity.
Complete lack of middle market games. Most games were bland, dumbed down, AAA shit that were trying to be Hollywood movies instead of games. Almost no games that weren't FPSs, third-person shooters, or third person action games.
Also, most PS3s don't have backwards compatibility with the PS2. Not a huge downside for the 7th gen in general, but very annoying nonetheless.
games started to get chopped up to make DLC. games started to become "too big to fail" meaning if a game fails it costs so much money to produce/release a game that it can kill a company. more and more games are released with game breaking problems with the excuse we will patch it! forced online features caused games to waste dev time/money on something people did not want/need.
More importantly, now what we hit a pretty high note in the graphic department. Can we stop focusing so much on marketing and top notch graphics? The money poured into these it's killing so many possible games. It's simply NOT feasible to publish and develop a game without knowing it's gonna be a hit nowdays, Capcom literally asks for proof if a game will sell x amount of units before even saying yes.
>>324011249 Ave combat 6 Halo Gears Alan wake Fable Blue dragon Crackdown Tales of vesperia Lost odyssey Magna carta 2 All those fucking shmups Infinite undiscovered The last tenant Amped 3 Forza Dead rising
And so much more. 360 had a highly underrated library that was eclipsed by halo and cod. Ps3 hidden gems are easier to see because people don't care about Sonys first party games as much.
I still think the ps3 and Wii probably had better libraries.
>>324005436 The start of it was really awful, just completely terrible. Very few original games, very few games worth playing. It only got good near the end of its life, and only for the PS3 and the Wii which was aided by its easy as fuck homebrew exploits.
Still not as bad as this generation though which is the worst yet, just buy a PC.
Also a very slow adoption rate prior to the recession.
Wii was a fad but the other too consoles where the "real games" were slow.
I also think it was just a curly time because, remember, this is when people were starting to transition from CRT to HD/LCD monitors. Therefore, PS3 and the 360 couldn't really be enjoyed until people moved to HD/LCD.
Only difference between the 7th gen and any other was that the 7th gen was the only gen in history where you basically HAD to buy multiple systems -- easily two or more in this case -- to get any real decent number of quality games.
Had a Wii? GREAT! You've got light gun shooters, minigames, individual sports, and a handful of great misc. exclusives in other genres. AND THAT'S IT.
Had a PS3/Xbox 360? GREAT! You've got FPSes, team sports, racers, 3D action, fighting, and WRPG. AND THAT'S IT.
Had a DS? GREAT! You've got adventure games, JRPG, and tons of oddball exclusives. AND THAT'S IT.
Wanted a complete and fulfilling gaming experience that covered the full spectrum of what gaming had to offer over the entire generation? Well then you had better have plunked down some serious fucking cash for AT LEAST two consoles plus a portable. And maybe gotten into PC gaming as well for the MMOs and RTSes and whatever else.
IF you could even afford all this shit then it was still a major hassle and required an unprecedented level of time commitment and effort to keep up with the hobby.
So that in a nutshell is why the 7th gen disappointed/pissed off so many people. Every previous gen you could get one system and have a complete gaming experience. Atari 2600, NES, PS1, and PS2 offered everything you needed. Even in the 16-bit gen both SNES and Genesis had a little of everything and each system's library was strong enough to not need a second console. The 7th was the only real exception to this rule. Even the current gen is seeing a repeat of the norm with the PS4.
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